Year 2 Class News

Lost property

Posted on Wednesday 17 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

School Council are involved in a project to try and reduce the amount of lost property we have at school.

Starting this Friday, lost property will be available to look through in the playground to hopefully reduce the pile we have already this term!

Naming your child’s items helps to get things back to their owners so we will also be offering a clothing name labelling service for 20p per item.  Profits will go to our school charity, Make-a-Wish.

New additions to the library – thank you, school councillors

Posted on Wednesday 17 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

At their final meeting, our current school councillors spent time, using part of their budget, choosing new books for our library.

From sport books to science books, there’s a great selection.  The books will soon be available to borrow from the library.


School Council elections

Posted on Tuesday 16 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

In our whole school assembly today, we launched this year’s School Council election process.  Our School Council is one of the ways that children are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.

The election process allows children to develop an understanding of one of the British Values, democracy, with two representatives from each class, chosen democratically by their peers.

Our current school councillors spoke about their role over the last year and the qualities needed to be an effective school councillor.

These included:

  • use the 8 Rs for learning
  • be respectful and polite
  • help others
  • be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)
  • share and be confident with your ideas
  • let others speak
  • accept the views of others even if you don’t agree
  • be friendly and approachable
  • follow our school rules and make good choices in class and around school

Watch out for the whole school homework this week all about the election and democracy, ready for the elections next Thursday 25 October.

Active travel winner

Posted on Tuesday 09 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

To mark International Walk to School month and our recent promotion of the Park and Stride site at Marks and Spencer, we are running a prize draw every week in October.

All children who make an active journey (bike, scoot, walk or park and stride) every day for each week  are entered into a prize draw.

Each Friday in October, we will select a winner at random to win a £10 Love2Shop gift voucher.

Here’s our first winner.  Keep up those active journeys to be in with a chance to win the next prize.


Class assembly reminder – 2:40pm Wednesday 10 October

Posted on Sunday 07 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This Wednesday is our Year 2 class assembly, starting at 2:40pm.

We look forward to sharing our learning with you and hope to see lots of you there!

Back to the Victorian times

Posted on Thursday 04 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This week, we have travelled back in time to the Victorian era in our Time Travel topic.

So far in this topic, our learning has covered some of the key history objectives the children need to know by the end of Year 2.

Firstly, the children were shown this object.  They were asked to make and justify a prediction about what the item was used for and how it would be used.

Ideas included:

  • a fire lighter
  • a pump
  • to pick up litter
  • a brush for scraping
  • to rake and collect grass
  • to clean clothes
  • a mop
  • to squeeze water out of clothes

What do you think this could be?

After discovering that it was an early vacuum cleaner, the children were provided with some other vacuum cleaners and had to work together to place the objects in chronological order.

We talked about how each vacuum was different to the previous one and how this item has changed over time.

In this learning, the children were demonstrating the following historical skills.

  • Sequencing objects over time
  • Recognising that changes happen over time
  • Debating different interpretations within their group


Bounce into basketball

Posted on Wednesday 03 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

City of Leeds basketball are launching new girls sessions.
First session commences starts Sunday 30th September.
Whether you have just fancied a go or played a little at school, you will be welcome.
£5 per session pay to play and all newcomers to the club/foundation will receive the first two sessions free.
So why not give it a try and … “Bounce” into basketball or reach “New Heights”  with City of Leeds Basketball.

School Savings Club

Posted on Wednesday 03 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

The School Savings Club paying in sessions for this year are at 3.15-3.45pm on the following dates (the penultimate Thursday of each half term).

  • 18 October
  • 13 December
  • 07 February
  • 21 March
  • 16 May
  • 11 July

If you’re unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be deposited to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.

If your child would like to open an account, please ask at the office.

There is an extra incentive for pupils in Year 3 as Leeds City Council will add £10 to your child’s account.

Road safety assembly

Posted on Tuesday 02 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Anne, from Leeds City Council’s road safety team, delivered some great safety messages in our assembly this morning.

Can you remember the green cross code?

  • Think!
  • Stop!
  • Look!
  • Listen!

Pedestrian road safety

Posted on Tuesday 02 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Today, we worked with Wendy from Leeds City Council road safety team to learn all about being safe around roads especially when we are walking to school.

Before we went out on the road, we remembered (one of our 8Rs for learning) the green cross code.

  • Think!
  • Stop!
  • Look!
  • Listen!

Then, it was time to go out to put our learning into practice.